“The Difference Between Two, To and Too”


Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 For many students, one of the most difficult parts of learning English is the pronunciation. It is not a phonetic language, which means we can’t simply look at a word we’ve never seen before and know how to pronounce it. This becomes especially complicated when it comes to homophones, …

“Primary Auxiliaries And Modal Auxiliaries Verbs”


Stage 6 Stage 7 This week’s blog is based on auxiliary verbs. In English there are two types of auxiliary verb, primary auxiliaries and modal auxiliaries. The three primary auxiliary verbs are ‘be’, ‘have’ and ‘do’. There are ten common modal auxiliary verbs and they are ‘can’, ‘could’, ‘will’, ‘would’, ‘shall’, ‘should’, ‘may’, ‘might’, ‘must’ …

“¿Es un pájaro?, ¿es un avión? ¡No, es un adverbio!”


Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Sí, amigos, dentro de las estructuras oracionales también existen las jerarquías. El adverbio, al parecer, se sitúa a la cola del ranking funcional sintáctico. ¡Quién lo diría al recordar que, a cuenta de un deslucido adverbio, las páginas aún inéditas de “El joven Werther” a punto estuvieron de verse …

“Auxiliary Verbs”


Stage 6 Stage 7 There are two basic classifications of auxiliary verb, Primary and Modal. There are three Primary auxiliaries and ten Modals. But before we get started, what’s an auxiliary verb? In a sentence, we always have a main verb. For example, if we can only find one verb in a sentence, then we …

“Tail Questions”


Stage 5 Stage 6 This month’s blog is about tail questions. I always pick a topic to write about based on student reactions in the classroom. If I find that some students find certain things difficult to understand, then I write about them in the blog. Tail questions are sometimes difficult for some students. A …

“The Different Types of Nouns”


Stage 6 Stage 7 Stage 8 In the beginning, it is said, was the word (to paraphrase a biblical line). If so, that word – whatever it may have been – soon multiplied exponentially. Presently, words begat phrases; phrases begat clauses; clauses, eventually, begat sentences. Before long, homo sapiens was able to engage in phatic …

The Past Continuous


Stage 5 Stage 6 En este espacio gramatical daremos consideración a la formación verbal del “Past Continuous”. Como avance, diremos que el “past continuous” se utiliza para describir: – Acciones prolongadas del pasado, pero aún sin saldar en el presente por: inconclusas, inacabadas o interrumpidas. – Acciones ocurridas en un tiempo concreto del pasado. – …

“The different uses of the word ‘even’”


Stage 5 Stage 6 Tanto la polisemia como la homonimia engloban aquellos signos lingüísticos en los que existe un significante con más de un significado. La diferencia fundamental entre ambos fenómenos la establece la etimología de dichos signos, es decir, su origen.

“The Active and Passive Voice”


Stage 5 Stage 6 La voz activa se sustenta sobre los tiempos naturales del verbo, siendo esta la forma común en la que nos expresamos. En la voz activa la acción parte del sujeto: El profesor explicó la gramática con muchos ejemplos. Por el contrario, en la voz pasiva, el sujeto es quien recibe la …

“The Past Perfect”


Stage 5 Stage 6 We are going to take a look at a verb tense, a perfect tense: the Past Perfect. We’ve introduced this tense in class this week, so we thought it would be helpful to go over it again and in greater detail. We use the Past Perfect when there are two actions …